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What is the fovea?

What is the fovea?

Central retina: The fovea is the dense collection of light receptive cells in the central portion of the retina which allows you to perceive fine details such as print, facial details and any thing small. ...Read more

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What is the fovea centralis?

What is the fovea centralis?

Fovea: The macula is small central portion of the retina. The center of the macula is the fovea centralis, an area where all of the photoreceptors are cones; there are no rods in the fovea. The fovea is the point of sharpest, most acute visual acuity. This is where we are able to perceive color. Certain conditions can affect the macula and, in turn, one’s central vision. Macular degeneration is one. ...Read more

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Does your fovea ever bother you?

Does your fovea ever bother you?

Fovea: The macula is small central portion of the retina. The center of the macula is the fovea centralis, an area where all of the photoreceptors are cones; there are no rods in the fovea. The fovea is the point of sharpest, most acute visual acuity. This is where we are able to perceive color. Certain conditions can affect the macula and, in turn, one’s central vision. Macular degeneration is one. ...Read more

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Why does the fovea centralis mean?

Why does the fovea centralis mean?

Central vision: This is the spot at the exact optical center of the retina which allows you to perceive fine detail for reading or face recognition for instance. Really an amazing dense concentration of light receptive elements. ...Read more

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Is fovea connected with retina?

Is fovea connected with retina?

Fovea is Central : The macula is the central part of the retina that gives us our ability to read and see detail. The very center region of the macula is called the fovea. It is responsible for our most acute vision. If it is injured or damaged we usually cannot read letters and images become distorted or "blocked." the fovea is the central retina, so yes it is connected. ...Read more

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What property of the fovea centralis allows it to send very clear pictures to ourbrain?

What property of the fovea centralis allows it to send very clear pictures to ourbrain?

The macula FC is the: on the macula that allows us to see best because because of the topography of that area is devoid of large blood vessels and high density of cones and is a rod free area. It's a very specialized area of the eye. ...Read more

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Sometimes after a hard work out i percieve a flashing radial pattern in my fovea. Should i be worried?

Sometimes after a hard work out i percieve a flashing radial pattern in my fovea. Should i be worried?

Vitreous or migraine: The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing flashes as it pulls on the retina. This is made worse when reading, looking side to side, basically with eye movement. Scintillations (flashes) occur with atypical migraine- with or without headache. ...Read more

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Between the roles of the fovea and macula?

Anatomy: The fovea (1mm diameter) is the name for the central, most sensitive part of the macula (5mm diameter). The macula is the part of the retina involved in central vision including pattern recognition and color perception. ...Read more

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Why is the fovea centralis different from the rest of the retina?

Central vision: This part of the central retina is uniquely evolved to maximize central visual acuity for tasks like reading and recognizing people's faces. It does not help us with peripheral vision as the peripheral retina does. ...Read more

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Between the roles of the fovea and macula, which is most importnat?

Between the roles of the fovea and macula, which is most importnat?

One contains other: The fovea is the central point of the macula and contains the photoreceptors for you most acute central vision. They are both important, but the central fovea could be consider most important. ...Read more

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